Veronica Dujon

Veronica Dujon is the Director for Academic Planning and Policy for the Higher Education Coordination Commission Office of University Coordination. In this capacity, she leads the Commission's efforts to coordinate academic programs, degree pathways, and student success initiatives among Oregon's public universities. As a scholar, she conducts research on and publishes in the areas of environmental sociology with a focus on conflicts over declining natural resources; the impact of globalization on people’s well-being; the role of women in the global economy; and the tensions between national development strategies and forces of globalization. Among her major research interest areas are 1) how to build sustainable societies that are inclusive of all people and in which people thrive, and 2) the use of ecosystem services in rapidly urbanizing areas. Among her publications are two edited volumes: Understanding the Dimensions of Social Sustainability (2009) with colleagues Prof. Mary King and Jesse Dillard, and Social Sustainability: A Multilevel Approach to Social Inclusion (2013), Jesse Dillard and Eileen Brennan. She is a three-time winner of the John Eliot Allen Teaching Award. In 2005 she was nominated for the U.S. Professor of the Year Award. In 2008 Prof. Dujon received the PSU Distinguished Faculty Award.